Danelectro Pastrami Overdrive

Single-Effect Pedal

Made by Danelectro

Description This effect is a little cheap of an overdrive, but it costed practically nothing so it's worth it.
Posted By Jordan Johnson (61)
Directory Equipment: Effects
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Overall Rating: 4.0 (of 5)
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On 3/5/2009, Michael Laurance (4040) posted:
Overall Rating:
With the exception of the flanger and the chorus, this whole series is one to avoid. Danny, you screwed up with this one.
Price: $12.00
Where Obtained: E-bay
Features:
Cheap. Plastic knobs that break off easily, plasice switch, plastic case.
Sound Quality:
Horrible. Very grainy, gritty overdrive. Sounds thin and cheap.
Ease of Use:
Easy to use, easy to hate.
Durability:
Live playing? C'mon, even if you wanted to sound like this at a gig, it would last through too many of them!
On 2/15/2002, Chris Reichl (1198) posted:
Overall Rating:
I looked at a T-Bone distortion that same day, and at times I regretted getting this one. but all in all it grows on you, and I learned to appreciate all the red pedal can do. However, it's a mean fuzz pedal disguised as an overdrive.
Model Year: 2000
Price: $29.00 (new)
Where Obtained: The Big Noise, Appleton Wisconsin
Features:
Very simple to set up, one volume and one tone knob. Careful though they break off easily. AC-jack but battery is fine too. The only thing I wish for it would be someone to come up with some creative modifications to it, otherwise its just fine.
Sound Quality:
Ive used this one with my main live amp, a 100W Tube Driver combo, and even with a 12watt all-tube Princeton. It sounds just fine. I play mainly Rock and some blues, and it seems to be fine with either. I wouldnt recommend it for metal. I got a great sound with a Delay, a wah and this pedal. I used that for a recording we did in studio and it sounded like a fuzz. Just great.
Ease of Use:
Doesn't really take a lot of tweaking to get a good tone out of this one. Danelectro has sort of settings on its website, but most people just max the drive and set the volume about 1/2 way.
Durability:
Ive owned it for over a year, plus used it on gigs, and the little guy is fine, with a few exceptions of knobs being easily broken off. My average rating is due to the knobs being very easily broken off, so becareful with that size 14 ok?
On 1/30/2002, Hector Merced (1816) posted:
Overall Rating:
Get it, it won't hurt you two, it's very good easy overdrive, live it, love it, buy it.
Price: $15.00 (new)
Where Obtained: Bellers IN Manchester, Connecticut
Features:
Well it's cheap, it does what's made for, good! It was my first pedal and it gave me a nice sound to tinker with, woopee.
Sound Quality:
It sounds like a overdrive, very nice and warm, it's worth everycent, which isn't many cents. Just get it, enjoy it, won't bust your wallet to get it.
Ease of Use:
Plug in turn two micro knobs and you set is that really that hard.
Durability:
It's Plastic don't hit hard, but I don't so it's great for me!
On 10/14/2001, Karl Haikara (2330) posted:
Overall Rating:
My other pedals where messing around, this thing is a real searching for tone, and I got it perfectly.
This is exactly what I wanted, and sounds really amazing for the 25 bucks I spent.
Model Year: 2001
Price: $20.00 (new)
Where Obtained: Musicians Friend
Features:
Two knobs and a button ac and battery powered.
Sound Quality:
Used with my amp tryed on gain and on clean, sounds better on clean with the real sound of the pedal comeing through. Basically a fuzz masqurading as an OverDrive.
You pretend to be Jimi Hendrix or the Who with this along with Nirvana and punk. A very good little cheap great sounding pedal that is a great deal for pros or begginers.
Ease of Use:
A monkey could use this without training.
Durability:
Farily Strong if you don't pound it or stomp it (like some morons do) it should last.